Jim Abell
DC collector from the Mego days, specifically Hasbro and Mattel releases. Also Hasbro and Disney Star Wars/Star Tours toys, Masters of the Universe Classics and most anything Four Horsemen related.
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February 13, 2011
    The winner of the Panthor contest is Michael Giaritelli (no forum nickname was given). Thanks for playing, Michael!! Stay tuned as there will be more giveaways coming soon!


December 7, 2009
Found a fun little item over at Amazon this morning. Despite the title of the blog, it wasn’t a toy. In Amazon’s music download store they have an abundance of music that is free to download. I’m having fun checking that page each day as you never know what you’ll find each morning. Now the…


July 25, 2009
Last night at work I was going on about the new DCUC figures shown at Comic Con yesterday and the subject turned to Blackest Night and the various color Corps and the emotions that power the respective rings.  I went back to work and as I was fiddling with a brake cable I really started…


July 23, 2009
 Mike "SDcomics" Walker (Editor Emeritus of SDCC!) has kindly shared his Preview Night photos with us.  Here are links to temporary galleries in the forum until we get the photos loaded into the AFi Galleries…   Preview Night   DC Direct   Hasbro (Marvel products only)   Mattel (DC product only)   A huge thanks to Mike…


July 8, 2009
The 2009 Mattel / Toyfare Magazine DC Universe Classics Fans’ Choice Vote is now live!  Click the image below to go cast your vote now!  Then head over to to the forums to discuss the voting..  (Thanks to forum member xrmc20 for pointing out that the vote was live!)


May 15, 2009
 May 16, 1990.  That’s the day the world lost a very unique individual — Jim Henson. 


April 24, 2009
  Episode II: Temblor


March 17, 2009
 Since "Danny Boy" is such a popular tune on this day I thought I’d share one of the most moving renditions I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing… 


March 10, 2009
…and sometimes a picture is all it takes.


March 4, 2009
 About nine months ago I ran across one of the most bizarre toy finds I’ve ever run across.  I picked up a couple of sets just to blog about them but I was never really able to get a handle on what to write other than to just show them off and ask "isn’t this…


August 6, 2008
Back in March over at Star Wars site Galactic Hunter Adam Pawlus set out to get some sort of near-definitive count of how many "different" Star Wars action figures had been released by Kenner/Hasbro since 1978 (you can read his results/method of counting here).  The number he arrived at was eye-opening to say the least,…


May 1, 2008
Well, May 1st has FINALLY arrived and my excitement comes from being able to "officially" buy the new Indiana Jones toys (Jonathan Coulton’s idea sounds good, but I’m gonna need a wife first, but I digress…).  I hit the local Wal-Mart at midnight and scored one of every basic and deluxe 3 3/4" figure for…


April 23, 2008


April 23, 2008
I’ve been collecting action figures for a long time now and everytime there’s a price increase I wince.  Like many of you, I get comfortable with the pricing on the lines I collect and it’s not easy to make an adjustment to new pricing, but I think we’re all going to be in for a…


April 18, 2008
Okay, so it wasn’t all that noticable where I am but there is just somethng freaky about having the floor move beneath your chair.  Got to say that was the strangest "coffee-break" I’ve taken at work in a long time, everyone was just looking at each other going "is the floor moving?".  I know that…


April 15, 2008
Well, it’s just a little over two weeks until the official release of Hasbro’s new Indiana Jones toys and I’m chomping at the bit.  See, I’ve been waiting nearly 25 years for these just because I missed out on them the first time around.  Back then I read the novelization for Raiders of the Lost…